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This course is an introduction to the basic concepts of programming languages, with a strong emphasis on functional programming. The course uses the languages ML, Racket, and Ruby as vehicles for teaching the concepts, but the real intent is to teach enough about how any language “fits together” to make you more effective programming in any language -- and in learning new ones. This course is neither particularly theoretical nor just about programming specifics -- it will give you a framework for understanding how to use language constructs effectively and how to design correct and elegant programs. By using different languages, you will learn to think more deeply than in terms of the particular syntax of one language. The emphasis on functional programming is essential for learning how to write robust, reusable, composable, and elegant programs. Indeed, many of the most important ideas in modern languages have their roots in functional programming. Get ready to learn a fresh and beautiful way to look at software and how to have fun building it. The course assumes some prior experience with programming, as described in more detail in the first module. The course is divided into three Coursera courses: Part A, Part B, and Part C. As explained in more detail in the first module of Part A, the overall course is a substantial amount of challenging material, so the three-part format provides two intermediate milestones and opportunities for a pause before continuing. The three parts are designed to be completed in order and set up to motivate you to continue through to the end of Part C. The three parts are not quite equal in length: Part A is almost as substantial as Part B and Part C combined. Week 1 of Part A has a more detailed list of topics for all three parts of the course, but it is expected that most course participants will not (yet!) know what all these topics mean....


Dec 2, 2016

I'm just a beginner for CS or SE classes, and find this course really concise and challenging. It opens a door for me to get deeper into programming language. No wonder it got so high average score.

Mar 4, 2018

Very interesting course! Superb teaching and homework assignments. If you are interested in functional programming or in programming languages in general, this should be one of the must take MOOCs


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创建者 Morton L

Mar 16, 2020

Great course to learn general concepts and idiom in programming language.

创建者 StrengthJ

May 17, 2018

for me , its really useful and helpful both in programming and in English

创建者 Alex O

Nov 30, 2020

Easily one of the best courses available on coursera. Highly recommend

创建者 Ralf H

Nov 10, 2020

Awesome don (called Dan), great material and contents, very good plus!

创建者 Anran

Nov 29, 2019

one section into it and loving it! Rewarding and challenges thinking!

创建者 liuyaqiu

Jan 24, 2018

This is a challenging course to dive deep into programming languages.

创建者 Romuald G

Oct 15, 2016

I've completed more than 30 MOOCs. This is the one I'm most proud of!

创建者 Jack Z

May 2, 2021

Invaluable intro to FP and a step by step instruction into using ML

创建者 parabox

Feb 14, 2021

Fun and rewarding. It really helps to improve my programming skill.

创建者 Jediii

Mar 15, 2020

I learned too much from this amazing course! Thx Dan, Thx Coursera!

创建者 Bunyamin S

Apr 28, 2020

Very good, Dan! Thank you! Hope you will update this course soon))

创建者 Israel O O

Feb 9, 2020

Excelent material, the video lessons with Dan are very explanatory

创建者 David C

Oct 26, 2016

I really learned a lot from the course, and the teacher is awesome

创建者 Syed G F

Sep 18, 2016

like the approach and style of teaching by Dan Grossman. Awesome !

创建者 Niko K

Mar 30, 2020

Great course - instructor's passion for the subject is inspiring.

创建者 Brett A

Oct 6, 2021

Great subject, great lecturer, great course. Highly recommended!

创建者 Jason L

Apr 2, 2021

Really well done. Professor Dan Grossman is a great instructor.

创建者 Eslam A

Jun 18, 2020

Wonderful Course, Many thanks to the contributors especially Dan

创建者 Noah P

Sep 14, 2016

Excellent class, teacher, and material. Fun learning ML, thanks

创建者 Merlinhool

Sep 2, 2016

Excellent course! A great start to Programming Language Theory!

创建者 Saptarshi C

Jan 7, 2017

Has been fantastic so far - hoping to purchase and complete it

创建者 Li L

Nov 19, 2016

Awesome courses, help you get close to functional programming.

创建者 Ajay V

Jun 22, 2021

A​wesome concise introduction to functional programming in ML

创建者 Enrico F

Oct 14, 2019

Great course, better than many CS courses I had in university

创建者 Thomas C

Jun 10, 2018

A wonderful course for learning about functional programming.